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Would You Rather: Middle-Ages Beauty Techniques

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  1. Makeup “would you rather”:

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    Use foundation made of wheat flour
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    Wear lip balm containing gland secretion from a civet cat
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  1. Hair removal “would you rather”:

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    Pluck your hairline back a few inches
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    Put ant eggs and vinegar on your pubes
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  1. Facial “would you rather”:

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    Use a face mask made of blood
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    Slather your face in hog fat
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  1. Hair-thickening “would you rather”:

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    Cover your scalp in ashes and salad oil
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    Put onion juice in your hair and sit in the sun
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  1. Skin-clearing “would you rather”:

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    Eat a bowl of oats boiled in vinegar
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    Spit on an amethyst gem and rub it on your pimples
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  1. Complexion “would you rather”:

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    Wear toxic lead–based foundation
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    Try out bloodletting
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  1. Cleansing “would you rather”:

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    Use soap made of ashes and animal fat
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    Coat your face in garlic juice
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  1. Hair color “would you rather”:

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    Soak your hair in iron, vinegar, and alum (?) for two days 
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    Cover your hair in human breast milk and saffron
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  1. Facial glow “would you rather”:

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    Douse your face in deadly nightshade 
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    Rub toxic quicksilver on your cheeks
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